France to impose 8pm curfew from Dec 15, including New Year's Eve: PM

AFP , Thursday 10 Dec 2020

Castex said that families would be allowed travel to celebrate Christmas together

Jean Castex
File Photo: French Prime Minister Jean Castex (Reuters)

France will lift a six-week-long nationwide coronavirus lockdown on December 15 but impose a curfew from 8pm, including on New Year's Eve, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Thursday.

Castex said that families would be allowed travel to celebrate Christmas together but said that museums, theatres and cinemas would remain closed for an extra three weeks as the number of new Covid-19 infections begins to slowly rise again.

 

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